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Land transport strategy wins national award

A council strategy that plans for the future transport needs of the Waikato region has won a high honour from the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI).

Hearing committee grants Matarangi water take application

An Environment Waikato hearing committee has granted an application by Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) to continue sourcing Matarangi’s domestic supply from the Opitonui River, subject to a range of conditions.

Polluted Piako River… and action!

Environment Waikato councillors are impressed with a film made by Ngatea Primary School students about the polluted Piako River.

New rules to protect Lake Taupo

Environment Waikato has confirmed new land use rules to cap the amount of nitrogen leaching from rural and urban properties into Lake Taupo.

Spill monitoring continues

Environment Waikato is continuing to monitor the effects of last Saturday’s effluent spill into the Mangaokewa Stream, at Te Kuiti.

Environment Waikato investigating major effluent spill

Test results show faecal contamination levels were 100 times the normal range at least eight hours after untreated effluent flowed from a Te Kuiti meat works into the Mangaokewa Stream, the source of the town’s water supply.

Care groups field day at Lake Kaituna

People working to repair and protect our region’s land, streams, rivers, lakes and harbours are invited to attend a networking field day at Lake Kaituna on the outskirts of Hamilton on Tuesday March 13.